L'Orange Bleue

★★★★☆
After more than a decade, this lively Soho bistro still pairs belly-shaking revelry with dependable North African and Mediterranean cookery.
  • 430 Broome Street

    New York, NY 10013

    Cross street: Crosby Street.

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  • 888-612-7005

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Mon-Thurs 10am-1am Fri 10am-4am Sat 11am-4am Sun 11am-12am

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We went to the L'Orange Bleue because a friend suggested it to us. All our expectations were met, the food is fantastic. Big portions. Friendly service. I love this place! Great atmosphere and great food! Would definitely go back!

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★★★★☆

We went to the L'Orange Bleue because a friend suggested it to us. All our expectations were met, the food is fantastic. Big portions. Friendly service. I love this place! Great atmosphere and great food! Would definitely go back!

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Visiting from Minnesota. First time in area. Was referred here by hostess at nearby restaurant with a two hour waiting list. Ended up having some of the best food we had in New York...couscous dishes were spectacular and the beet salad was delightful. Atmosphere was cozy, fun, and the staff seemed to know and hug everyone who came through the door (early afternoon). In terms of food, service, atmosphere this is a "don't miss" experience. The French kiss appertif was a first time for us...you have to try it! Tell your friends about this place!

2
★★★★★

Visiting from Minnesota. First time in area. Was referred here by hostess at nearby restaurant with a two hour waiting list. Ended up having some of the best food we had in New York...couscous dishes were spectacular and the beet salad was delightful. Atmosphere was cozy, fun, and the staff seemed to know and hug everyone who came through the door (early afternoon). In terms of food, service, atmosphere this is a "don't miss" experience. The French kiss appertif was a first time for us...you have to try it! Tell your friends about this place!

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My girlfriend and I decided to take a night on the town for just us girls. We went to L'Orange and ended up having an amazing time! The atmosphere was wonderful..a little loud but very fun and entertaining. Our waiter treated us like Queens with free Champagne and wonderful attention. The food was yummy and very light. We tried new things and thoroughly enjoyed our night!

2
★★★★★

My girlfriend and I decided to take a night on the town for just us girls. We went to L'Orange and ended up having an amazing time! The atmosphere was wonderful..a little loud but very fun and entertaining. Our waiter treated us like Queens with free Champagne and wonderful attention. The food was yummy and very light. We tried new things and thoroughly enjoyed our night!

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I heart L'orange Bleue...just don't ask me to pronounce it after I've had my Mimosa at brunch. A friend and I were out window-shopping in Soho and after hearing our respective stomachs grumbling for a stretch decided to give this place a try. Best. Decision. Ever.

We couldn't decide between sweet of savory for brunch so we decided on one of each and an appetizer to start. Our meal began with Cigares Maroccains (Moroccan spiced spring rolls stuffed with shrimp, beef and veggies)...holy crap, we were almost brought to fisticuffs over the last one; yes, they were THAT good. Utter Moroccan love.

Our mains arrived; I ordered the Pain perdu (orange flower "Balthazar Bakery" brioche French toast with fresh fruit and vanilla sauce) and my friend ordered the Croque Monsieur. Both were quite good, but the star of the morning were the spring rolls.

I would love to come back and try dinner....looking forward to it!

2
★★★★★

I heart L'orange Bleue...just don't ask me to pronounce it after I've had my Mimosa at brunch. A friend and I were out window-shopping in Soho and after hearing our respective stomachs grumbling for a stretch decided to give this place a try. Best. Decision. Ever.

We couldn't decide between sweet of savory for brunch so we decided on one of each and an appetizer to start. Our meal began with Cigares Maroccains (Moroccan spiced spring rolls stuffed with shrimp, beef and veggies)...holy crap, we were almost brought to fisticuffs over the last one; yes, they were THAT good. Utter Moroccan love.

Our mains arrived; I ordered the Pain perdu (orange flower "Balthazar Bakery" brioche French toast with fresh fruit and vanilla sauce) and my friend ordered the Croque Monsieur. Both were quite good, but the star of the morning were the spring rolls.

I would love to come back and try dinner....looking forward to it!

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This is not your average spot ! It is one great hidden NYC treasures where all rules are made "a la minute" in a Soho-Boho fashion on the best sidewalk cafe terrasse in the City. On W-E you will squeeze within the mix of youger suits, older quadras and euphoric victims and obviously the cutest waiters in town. The African/World music flows high-po, and all contributes to this "Wizard of OB". The Food is tasty food and simple . A NYorkers favorite. Mediterranean specialties like Tajines /Grilled whole fish/ Tapas-like Mezze platters are a sure win for groups and were amongst the choices provided by a PFixe optional Menu. Also Great Classic Pastas...again Grandma's in the kitchen it seems ! I don't care what they say about these guys ! Service can be slow but who needs to rush and it is far from your typical French arrogant one...waiters are just a bit euphoric in this place! These guys have a magic and that is what makes the place special... Energize yourself! go there and have good Food Fun and you'll be treated like Family!

2
★★★★★

This is not your average spot ! It is one great hidden NYC treasures where all rules are made "a la minute" in a Soho-Boho fashion on the best sidewalk cafe terrasse in the City. On W-E you will squeeze within the mix of youger suits, older quadras and euphoric victims and obviously the cutest waiters in town. The African/World music flows high-po, and all contributes to this "Wizard of OB". The Food is tasty food and simple . A NYorkers favorite. Mediterranean specialties like Tajines /Grilled whole fish/ Tapas-like Mezze platters are a sure win for groups and were amongst the choices provided by a PFixe optional Menu. Also Great Classic Pastas...again Grandma's in the kitchen it seems ! I don't care what they say about these guys ! Service can be slow but who needs to rush and it is far from your typical French arrogant one...waiters are just a bit euphoric in this place! These guys have a magic and that is what makes the place special... Energize yourself! go there and have good Food Fun and you'll be treated like Family!

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I walked by L'Orange Bleue one night while walking by Soho and thought the outside looked very interesting, and promptly wrote down the name on my phone so I can check out this restaurant later. A few weeks later, as I promised myself, I was back for dinner. I had no idea what kind of restaurant it was at first, other than knowing that the name is in French. Checking the restaurant's website, I found that they serve Meditaranean food, and they also have live music! But on Saturdays the live music doesn't start until 11pm, and I wanted to have dinner. Alas, I missed the music. Maybe next time.

I arrived at the restaurant relatively early at 7, and immediately I could tell that the atmosphere was very laid-back and friendly. I loved the colourful decor and the paintings that were hung on the walls. They have small square tables that seat at most four people, as well as large round table that can accomodate probably as many as eight people - not something I see in most Western restaurants. Opening up their menu, I can see that there are plenty of dishes I do not recognize. To me this is always a great sign. But then again, I might have been looking at French names of dishes I've seen before.

I decided on the duck confit dish (can't remember what they called it on the menu) and my friend ordered the Sole Al'harissa, which is supposed to come with a spicy yogurt sauce. Interesting. I also ordered the Salade Orange Bleue, which is a salad with blood orange slices and roasted almonds.

While we were waiting for our food, we noticed that the restaurant was definitely getting busy. This was about 8 o'clock. The waiters were all very happy and friendly at this point. I loved the casual feel of this place. First came the salad, as expected. The blood orange was a very nice touch, as was the roasted almonds. It was a good salad. Then came our entrees. My duck confit was served on a bed of lentils. Delicious. The duck was cooked just right, tender, and with fatty skin just like duck ought to be. The seasoning was great, and the lentils was good, too. I also had a bite of my friend's sole dish. It was just a little bit spicy and the texture of the sole was great.

Overall a great restaurant. i would definitely go back, and maybe next time I'll be there for the live music!

2
★★★★★

I walked by L'Orange Bleue one night while walking by Soho and thought the outside looked very interesting, and promptly wrote down the name on my phone so I can check out this restaurant later. A few weeks later, as I promised myself, I was back for dinner. I had no idea what kind of restaurant it was at first, other than knowing that the name is in French. Checking the restaurant's website, I found that they serve Meditaranean food, and they also have live music! But on Saturdays the live music doesn't start until 11pm, and I wanted to have dinner. Alas, I missed the music. Maybe next time.

I arrived at the restaurant relatively early at 7, and immediately I could tell that the atmosphere was very laid-back and friendly. I loved the colourful decor and the paintings that were hung on the walls. They have small square tables that seat at most four people, as well as large round table that can accomodate probably as many as eight people - not something I see in most Western restaurants. Opening up their menu, I can see that there are plenty of dishes I do not recognize. To me this is always a great sign. But then again, I might have been looking at French names of dishes I've seen before.

I decided on the duck confit dish (can't remember what they called it on the menu) and my friend ordered the Sole Al'harissa, which is supposed to come with a spicy yogurt sauce. Interesting. I also ordered the Salade Orange Bleue, which is a salad with blood orange slices and roasted almonds.

While we were waiting for our food, we noticed that the restaurant was definitely getting busy. This was about 8 o'clock. The waiters were all very happy and friendly at this point. I loved the casual feel of this place. First came the salad, as expected. The blood orange was a very nice touch, as was the roasted almonds. It was a good salad. Then came our entrees. My duck confit was served on a bed of lentils. Delicious. The duck was cooked just right, tender, and with fatty skin just like duck ought to be. The seasoning was great, and the lentils was good, too. I also had a bite of my friend's sole dish. It was just a little bit spicy and the texture of the sole was great.

Overall a great restaurant. i would definitely go back, and maybe next time I'll be there for the live music!

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wonderful food and service. had our daughter's engagement party here. would recommend them highly. though the parkng in soho is terrible, this place is worth it.

2
★★★★☆

wonderful food and service. had our daughter's engagement party here. would recommend them highly. though the parkng in soho is terrible, this place is worth it.

Pros: service/food

Cons: parking

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I had the same experience as ny2nj .
Waited forever just to get a glass of water.
They acted as if we were bothering their leisurely afternoon.
There were only 2 people working the day I went, an apparent manager and a waiter.
There were no more then 5-6 tables, 2 of which were out on the sidewalk where we were. But service was bad.

Worst of all - at the end of the meal the manager took my food away without asking me whether I was done. There were only 2 bites remaining so I decided not to argue about it.
But then, while my friend and I were figuring out the bill and trying to decide who could break a twenty, he LITERALLY SNATCHED the money off of the table and took off down the block without a word. It felt like a robbery. When I yelled after him he turned towards us and gave us a dirty look while mocking us for making so much noise. We had been looking through our purses and had only a vague idea of how much money was on the table. He went inside and then popped his head through the window to show us the money. ??Listen, you gave me $24!? I replied that no one gave him anything, he snatched it away. We took the money back and figured out our split ?? then WE split. Never to return.

They certainly go out of their way to perpetuate French stereotypes here.
SKIP IT.

1
★★☆☆☆

I had the same experience as ny2nj .
Waited forever just to get a glass of water.
They acted as if we were bothering their leisurely afternoon.
There were only 2 people working the day I went, an apparent manager and a waiter.
There were no more then 5-6 tables, 2 of which were out on the sidewalk where we were. But service was bad.

Worst of all - at the end of the meal the manager took my food away without asking me whether I was done. There were only 2 bites remaining so I decided not to argue about it.
But then, while my friend and I were figuring out the bill and trying to decide who could break a twenty, he LITERALLY SNATCHED the money off of the table and took off down the block without a word. It felt like a robbery. When I yelled after him he turned towards us and gave us a dirty look while mocking us for making so much noise. We had been looking through our purses and had only a vague idea of how much money was on the table. He went inside and then popped his head through the window to show us the money. ??Listen, you gave me $24!? I replied that no one gave him anything, he snatched it away. We took the money back and figured out our split ?? then WE split. Never to return.

They certainly go out of their way to perpetuate French stereotypes here.
SKIP IT.

Pros: tasty sandwiches

Cons: Arrogant and poorly trained staff and mgt

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L'Orange Bleue offers exactly what you wouldn't expect from a trendy bistro-style restaurant, full of tapered French-speaking waiters who glance your way as they chat and snicker - excellent food. The duck roll appetizer was well matched with a sweet dipping sauce, shrimp in garlic sauce was savory and tender - but the real treat was seasonal vegetables with couscous. Sounds simple - but there was nothing simple about the buttery, moist couscous that came to the table covered in a modest chicken-broth and vegetable stew. Once you've had couscous done right, you know what you've been missing. For an apperitif, skip the alcohol and try some Moroccan mint tea, poured from a huge silver show kettle into little shots. It's sweet, made with fresh mint leaves, and absolutely delicious. You won't even notice the catty waiters

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★★★★★

L'Orange Bleue offers exactly what you wouldn't expect from a trendy bistro-style restaurant, full of tapered French-speaking waiters who glance your way as they chat and snicker - excellent food. The duck roll appetizer was well matched with a sweet dipping sauce, shrimp in garlic sauce was savory and tender - but the real treat was seasonal vegetables with couscous. Sounds simple - but there was nothing simple about the buttery, moist couscous that came to the table covered in a modest chicken-broth and vegetable stew. Once you've had couscous done right, you know what you've been missing. For an apperitif, skip the alcohol and try some Moroccan mint tea, poured from a huge silver show kettle into little shots. It's sweet, made with fresh mint leaves, and absolutely delicious. You won't even notice the catty waiters

Pros: Food, Tea, Decor

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I was out roaming the streets with a friend when we got a little rumble in our tummies. We stumbled on this place and was checking out the outside menu when the owner came out and encouraged us with warm hospitality to come in from the cold to grab a bite to eat (guaranteeing that we'd love it... and we did). The decor was interesting and inviting. The music was ethnic, upbeat and groovey. Service was amazingly prompt; food was nicely presented and tasted great (reasonably priced too!).
Other patrons there ranged from a cute gay couple to a group of friends celebrating a birthday, and even a few other couples as well as a hip group of 5 hanging out enjoying time together.

At the end of our meal, we were presented with a couple of glasses of house dessert wine, on the house,made of pomegranate juice which was very nice.
I recommend this place to anyone wanting a hip new place to enjoy great food with great company.

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★★★★★

I was out roaming the streets with a friend when we got a little rumble in our tummies. We stumbled on this place and was checking out the outside menu when the owner came out and encouraged us with warm hospitality to come in from the cold to grab a bite to eat (guaranteeing that we'd love it... and we did). The decor was interesting and inviting. The music was ethnic, upbeat and groovey. Service was amazingly prompt; food was nicely presented and tasted great (reasonably priced too!).
Other patrons there ranged from a cute gay couple to a group of friends celebrating a birthday, and even a few other couples as well as a hip group of 5 hanging out enjoying time together.

At the end of our meal, we were presented with a couple of glasses of house dessert wine, on the house,made of pomegranate juice which was very nice.
I recommend this place to anyone wanting a hip new place to enjoy great food with great company.

Pros: Not 2 crowded for a Tues night at dinner time; great deal

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Unlike today's NYC norm, L'Orange Bleue, quick to become my favorite place to be, distinctly sets itself apart from the too-many rest. Enchanting, because upon entry your troubles are checked at the door and extra special for the people that fill the walls. Food is amazingly tasty and creative...North African flavors dominate the menu, but not exclusively. The service is magical, sparkling and eccentric like the place. "A" for ambiance, charismatic regulars, art all over the walls, and if you're lucky, musicians who stop in and unexpectedly start to play.
I don't know what it is about this town these days, but you go out, and it seems if it isn't "bling" exclusive, it's "bling" expensive and frankly, "bling" boring. Where is the creativity in this town? Where is the crazy nightlife with its international characters-- artists, musicians, bankers, accountants and temps under the same roof, laughing and singing to the music together? Where is the fun in this town? I've been around a bit.... and I?ll tell you--it's on the corner of Broome and Crosby!

2
★★★★★

Unlike today's NYC norm, L'Orange Bleue, quick to become my favorite place to be, distinctly sets itself apart from the too-many rest. Enchanting, because upon entry your troubles are checked at the door and extra special for the people that fill the walls. Food is amazingly tasty and creative...North African flavors dominate the menu, but not exclusively. The service is magical, sparkling and eccentric like the place. "A" for ambiance, charismatic regulars, art all over the walls, and if you're lucky, musicians who stop in and unexpectedly start to play.
I don't know what it is about this town these days, but you go out, and it seems if it isn't "bling" exclusive, it's "bling" expensive and frankly, "bling" boring. Where is the creativity in this town? Where is the crazy nightlife with its international characters-- artists, musicians, bankers, accountants and temps under the same roof, laughing and singing to the music together? Where is the fun in this town? I've been around a bit.... and I?ll tell you--it's on the corner of Broome and Crosby!

Pros: great staff, great service, great food--and FUN

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A coworker and I came here for lunch a couple of weeks ago and wanted a table outside. There were two greeters/waiters who totally ignored us until we were about to walk away. That's when one of them finally motioned us toward a table.

We sat down for literally 15 minutes before we had to ASK if someone would take our order. One of the guys said yes and went inside, then came back out and just stood there with his pen poised over his pad. As soon as we each told him what we wanted, he walked inside without even asking us if we'd like something to drink. He came back out about five minutes later to ask my friend to remind him of what she ordered. She told him, and then we asked for water. He came back and just slammed the waters down on the table.

Then we waited a full 20 minutes for our food, when people who had sat down after us were already being served! We would have left, but at this point we were starving and didn't have time to go somewhere else, as we needed to get back to work. We tried several times to ask about our food, but both waiters kept whizzing by us without giving us a chance to speak.

When our food finally came, it was definitely NOT worth the wait. It tasted average, yet it was overpriced. We ate and of course had to flag the waiter down for our check. He just dropped it onto the table without even thanking us or saying a word to us.

Needless to say, we are NEVER going back to L'Orange Bleue again!!! What we thought would be a pleasant lunch outside became the worst dining experience each of us has ever had. I have never in my life had such a rude waiter, who acted is if we were inconveniencing him by asking him to do his job. There are so many amazing restaurants in SoHo. Do NOT waste your money here!

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★☆☆☆☆

A coworker and I came here for lunch a couple of weeks ago and wanted a table outside. There were two greeters/waiters who totally ignored us until we were about to walk away. That's when one of them finally motioned us toward a table.

We sat down for literally 15 minutes before we had to ASK if someone would take our order. One of the guys said yes and went inside, then came back out and just stood there with his pen poised over his pad. As soon as we each told him what we wanted, he walked inside without even asking us if we'd like something to drink. He came back out about five minutes later to ask my friend to remind him of what she ordered. She told him, and then we asked for water. He came back and just slammed the waters down on the table.

Then we waited a full 20 minutes for our food, when people who had sat down after us were already being served! We would have left, but at this point we were starving and didn't have time to go somewhere else, as we needed to get back to work. We tried several times to ask about our food, but both waiters kept whizzing by us without giving us a chance to speak.

When our food finally came, it was definitely NOT worth the wait. It tasted average, yet it was overpriced. We ate and of course had to flag the waiter down for our check. He just dropped it onto the table without even thanking us or saying a word to us.

Needless to say, we are NEVER going back to L'Orange Bleue again!!! What we thought would be a pleasant lunch outside became the worst dining experience each of us has ever had. I have never in my life had such a rude waiter, who acted is if we were inconveniencing him by asking him to do his job. There are so many amazing restaurants in SoHo. Do NOT waste your money here!

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Terrible service!!!

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Nice atmosphere and people. Live drums on Monday nights (very entertaining). I had the chicken tangine and I really can't say that I loved it. My boyfriend had the beef dish, which was much better. Price reasonable.

1
★★★☆☆

Nice atmosphere and people. Live drums on Monday nights (very entertaining). I had the chicken tangine and I really can't say that I loved it. My boyfriend had the beef dish, which was much better. Price reasonable.

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I heart L'orange Bleue...just don't ask me to pronounce it after I've had my Mimosa at brunch. A friend and I were out window-shopping in Soho and after hearing our respective stomachs grumbling for a stretch decided to give this place a try. Best. Decision. Ever.

We couldn't decide between sweet of savory for brunch so we decided on one of each and an appetizer to start. Our meal began with Cigares Maroccains (Moroccan spiced spring rolls stuffed with shrimp, beef and veggies)...holy cannoli, we were almost brought to fisticuffs over the last one; yes, they were THAT good. Utter Moroccan love.

Our mains arrived; I ordered the Pain perdu (orange flower "Balthazar Bakery" brioche French toast with fresh fruit and vanilla sauce) and my friend ordered the Croque Monsieur. Both were quite good, but the star of the morning were the spring rolls.

I would love to come back and try dinner....looking forward to it!

2
★★★★☆

I heart L'orange Bleue...just don't ask me to pronounce it after I've had my Mimosa at brunch. A friend and I were out window-shopping in Soho and after hearing our respective stomachs grumbling for a stretch decided to give this place a try. Best. Decision. Ever.

We couldn't decide between sweet of savory for brunch so we decided on one of each and an appetizer to start. Our meal began with Cigares Maroccains (Moroccan spiced spring rolls stuffed with shrimp, beef and veggies)...holy cannoli, we were almost brought to fisticuffs over the last one; yes, they were THAT good. Utter Moroccan love.

Our mains arrived; I ordered the Pain perdu (orange flower "Balthazar Bakery" brioche French toast with fresh fruit and vanilla sauce) and my friend ordered the Croque Monsieur. Both were quite good, but the star of the morning were the spring rolls.

I would love to come back and try dinner....looking forward to it!

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A+! With quite possibly the finest grilled sardines and shrimp anywhere in NYC, this place is a winner. Great spinach, authentically prepared tangines, music from Franco-Africa and speedy, personal service. Skip the French-america fare (steak frites) and venture into the Moroccan. Its hard to go wrong with any of the tapas, tangines or pastas (strangely) here.

2
★★★★★

A+! With quite possibly the finest grilled sardines and shrimp anywhere in NYC, this place is a winner. Great spinach, authentically prepared tangines, music from Franco-Africa and speedy, personal service. Skip the French-america fare (steak frites) and venture into the Moroccan. Its hard to go wrong with any of the tapas, tangines or pastas (strangely) here.

Pros: delicious food, great service, sexxy environment

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This appealing restaurant on the corner of Broome and Crosby streets in lower Manhattan has terrific Moroccon food a great energy. Went there several times with friends and had everything from a full meal to small plates. On all ocassions, the food was excellent--fresh, authentic, and not expensive. In the summer, you can sit outside in its painted terrace. In the winter, you can sit cozily inside and even try a hookah pipe (if you'd like). There is often live music and entertainment as well. Try it out; it's a great experience.

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★★★★☆

This appealing restaurant on the corner of Broome and Crosby streets in lower Manhattan has terrific Moroccon food a great energy. Went there several times with friends and had everything from a full meal to small plates. On all ocassions, the food was excellent--fresh, authentic, and not expensive. In the summer, you can sit outside in its painted terrace. In the winter, you can sit cozily inside and even try a hookah pipe (if you'd like). There is often live music and entertainment as well. Try it out; it's a great experience.

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French Food in a fun environment of singing waiters, belly dancers and tiramisu with a sparkler that makes for an exciting Birthday party. The escargot was dead on, as were the pasta dishes and yellow fin tuna. Their baguette was great and wine list excellent. Avoid the beef sliders. The only other problem is that the menu may not accommodate the pickiest eaters in your party.

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★★★☆☆

French Food in a fun environment of singing waiters, belly dancers and tiramisu with a sparkler that makes for an exciting Birthday party. The escargot was dead on, as were the pasta dishes and yellow fin tuna. Their baguette was great and wine list excellent. Avoid the beef sliders. The only other problem is that the menu may not accommodate the pickiest eaters in your party.

Pros: Lively atmosphere, Wine List, French Foods

Cons: Beef Burgers, Waiter brought over things to the table that weren't ordered and charged us for them

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I did not eat any food at L'Orange Bleue, but I plan to next time I am down there. My husband and I stumbled upon this place this past saturday night, and went in because it seemed lively. We sat at the bar and I asked what the best drink of the house was, and I was told it was the Watermelon Martini, and it was very very good!! It was made with real watermelon juice...none of that yucky watermelon pucker that other bars make it with, and I was very happy! Next time we will try it for dinner, as we are very adventurious and liked it coziness of this establishment. Try the watermelon martini!!

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★★★★☆

I did not eat any food at L'Orange Bleue, but I plan to next time I am down there. My husband and I stumbled upon this place this past saturday night, and went in because it seemed lively. We sat at the bar and I asked what the best drink of the house was, and I was told it was the Watermelon Martini, and it was very very good!! It was made with real watermelon juice...none of that yucky watermelon pucker that other bars make it with, and I was very happy! Next time we will try it for dinner, as we are very adventurious and liked it coziness of this establishment. Try the watermelon martini!!

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L'Orange was bustling the night I popped in without any reservation, my friend and I waited about 15 minutes for a small table. Standing at the narrow aisled bar was not the most enjoyable experience, squeezed in next to drinkers and pushed as people made their way to the dining area. Anyway, that aside, once seated we ordered the Tajine Berbere lamb with fruits and a chicken cous cous. I must admit, the initial jostling while waiting for our table was worth it for the flavorful Moroccan compositions. Would I return? The restaurant itself was nothing special, service was fine, but if I'm craving some tasty Moroccan fair "yes" I'll be back. Maybe next time I'll even try something different.

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★★★☆☆

L'Orange was bustling the night I popped in without any reservation, my friend and I waited about 15 minutes for a small table. Standing at the narrow aisled bar was not the most enjoyable experience, squeezed in next to drinkers and pushed as people made their way to the dining area. Anyway, that aside, once seated we ordered the Tajine Berbere lamb with fruits and a chicken cous cous. I must admit, the initial jostling while waiting for our table was worth it for the flavorful Moroccan compositions. Would I return? The restaurant itself was nothing special, service was fine, but if I'm craving some tasty Moroccan fair "yes" I'll be back. Maybe next time I'll even try something different.

Pros: tagine, cous cous

Cons: narrow bar area

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This place is amazing! The food is delicious and the music energizing. I was a bit concerned making reservations for my birthday.Reading some review it gave me the impression that we would not be seated quickly, even if we had reservations. To my delight, our table was waiting and readily set up even though we were 20 minutes late!
Vin,one of the owners, is very friendly as well as all the staff. I love the way the bring out the birthday cakes and make all the noise for the birthday person. The belly dancer was great fun as well.
It was a fantastic experience and I would go back there for more fun.

Only one downside- it is VERY loud here! It's a bit difficult to hold a conversation. Ifyou are looking for a place to have delicious food, great music AND good conversation- this place is not it! You will have to speak very closely or loudly to the person you are speaking to in order to be heard. However, a great time is guaranteed!

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★★★★☆

This place is amazing! The food is delicious and the music energizing. I was a bit concerned making reservations for my birthday.Reading some review it gave me the impression that we would not be seated quickly, even if we had reservations. To my delight, our table was waiting and readily set up even though we were 20 minutes late!
Vin,one of the owners, is very friendly as well as all the staff. I love the way the bring out the birthday cakes and make all the noise for the birthday person. The belly dancer was great fun as well.
It was a fantastic experience and I would go back there for more fun.

Only one downside- it is VERY loud here! It's a bit difficult to hold a conversation. Ifyou are looking for a place to have delicious food, great music AND good conversation- this place is not it! You will have to speak very closely or loudly to the person you are speaking to in order to be heard. However, a great time is guaranteed!

Pros: Great energy, music and food

Cons: Music too loud for a restaurant. Difficult to hold a conversation around the table

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I have eaten at numerous restaurants over the 12 years I have lived in NYC ..my experience in August was one of the worst ..I wanted to pick a great fun place for a good friend who moved back to NY..granted it was one of the hottest days of the summmer..BUT there was no working AC or overhead fan working at our table ..when I asked the waiter to do something he laughed and fanned me with a menu ?? it was so unbearably hot and loud the food was at best average ( too salty..and rather bland ..) the manager was unequally unhelpful..I asked if we could sit outside as the place was packed and he said ?sorry ? and walked away..just a horrible experience as no one seemed to care that we were having a terrible time?
Skip it ..there are so many other great places..

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★☆☆☆☆

I have eaten at numerous restaurants over the 12 years I have lived in NYC ..my experience in August was one of the worst ..I wanted to pick a great fun place for a good friend who moved back to NY..granted it was one of the hottest days of the summmer..BUT there was no working AC or overhead fan working at our table ..when I asked the waiter to do something he laughed and fanned me with a menu ?? it was so unbearably hot and loud the food was at best average ( too salty..and rather bland ..) the manager was unequally unhelpful..I asked if we could sit outside as the place was packed and he said ?sorry ? and walked away..just a horrible experience as no one seemed to care that we were having a terrible time?
Skip it ..there are so many other great places..

Pros: Good Location ?

Cons: WAY TOO LOUD - repugnant Management and Staff

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Unlike today's NYC norm, L'Orange Bleue, quick to become my favorite place to be, distinctly sets itself apart from the too-many rest. Enchanting, because upon entry your troubles are checked at the door and extra special for the people that fill the walls. Food is amazingly tasty and creative...North African flavors dominate the menu, but not exclusively. The service is magical, sparkling and eccentric like the place. "A" for ambiance, charismatic regulars, art all over the walls, and if you're lucky, musicians who stop in and unexpectedly start to play.
I don't know what it is about this town these days, but you go out, and it seems if it isn't "bling" exclusive, it's "bling" expensive and frankly, "bling" boring. Where is the creativity in this town? Where is the crazy nightlife with its international characters-- artists, musicians, bankers, accountants and temps under the same roof, laughing and singing to the music together? Where is the fun in this town? I've been around a bit.... and I?ll tell you--it's on the corner of Broome and Crosby!

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★★★★★

Unlike today's NYC norm, L'Orange Bleue, quick to become my favorite place to be, distinctly sets itself apart from the too-many rest. Enchanting, because upon entry your troubles are checked at the door and extra special for the people that fill the walls. Food is amazingly tasty and creative...North African flavors dominate the menu, but not exclusively. The service is magical, sparkling and eccentric like the place. "A" for ambiance, charismatic regulars, art all over the walls, and if you're lucky, musicians who stop in and unexpectedly start to play.
I don't know what it is about this town these days, but you go out, and it seems if it isn't "bling" exclusive, it's "bling" expensive and frankly, "bling" boring. Where is the creativity in this town? Where is the crazy nightlife with its international characters-- artists, musicians, bankers, accountants and temps under the same roof, laughing and singing to the music together? Where is the fun in this town? I've been around a bit.... and I?ll tell you--it's on the corner of Broome and Crosby!

Pros: great staff, great service, great food--and FUN

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OB is the BEST place when it comes to accomodating large parties, especially for the celebration of special occasions, the atmosphere is just unbelievable!!! the belly dancers the drums and the drinks are GREAT!!!! My friends and I had a lot of birthdays and bachelor parties celebrated there and we were alsways delighted.! I love this place!

2
★★★★★

OB is the BEST place when it comes to accomodating large parties, especially for the celebration of special occasions, the atmosphere is just unbelievable!!! the belly dancers the drums and the drinks are GREAT!!!! My friends and I had a lot of birthdays and bachelor parties celebrated there and we were alsways delighted.! I love this place!

Pros: Great Atmosphere good service and GREAT food

Cons: crowded during the week end for dinner

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Never again! I made a reservation for 6 for a bday party wks ahead, and called the restaurant the day of to confirm we would have a table. We arrived a few minutes early but then waited 90 more minutes before we were seated!!! What was most infuriating was that there were two 6-person tables availible and we were told they were reserved for another party w/ same reservation time as us - who showed up 30 minutes late for their table. The owner was rude and each time we asked when we would be seated he would dismiss us saying "I will take care of it" and running away. We were unable to comfortably wait or get a drink during the hour and a half wait because we were smushed up between other guests and the kitchen, constantly dogding and moving. We only waited so long bc the birthday girl had her heart set on this place. Like other diners reviews - we waited 15 to 20 mins before a server approached, then 20 minutes before menus, then 20 for drinks, etc etc. We had about 3 different waiters who had no communication btw eachother. Towards the end of the meal, I pulled the owner aside and asked he do something to compensate for the terrible wait and service, and explained how our night plans were completely thrown off by the 1.5 hour late seating and lenghty meal. He said "he'd take care of us" again, but of course did nothing, offered nothing, and never apologized once (not even a complimentary bday dessert or something!). The food itself was good and the lively waiters/dancers who ring a bell and backflip with sparklers for each birthday diner were fun, but the laissez-faire attitude of the nasty owner and his absolute indifference to customers makes this a place we will never recommend. It was very apparent that the restaurant doesn't care to gain returning customers.

1
★★★☆☆

Never again! I made a reservation for 6 for a bday party wks ahead, and called the restaurant the day of to confirm we would have a table. We arrived a few minutes early but then waited 90 more minutes before we were seated!!! What was most infuriating was that there were two 6-person tables availible and we were told they were reserved for another party w/ same reservation time as us - who showed up 30 minutes late for their table. The owner was rude and each time we asked when we would be seated he would dismiss us saying "I will take care of it" and running away. We were unable to comfortably wait or get a drink during the hour and a half wait because we were smushed up between other guests and the kitchen, constantly dogding and moving. We only waited so long bc the birthday girl had her heart set on this place. Like other diners reviews - we waited 15 to 20 mins before a server approached, then 20 minutes before menus, then 20 for drinks, etc etc. We had about 3 different waiters who had no communication btw eachother. Towards the end of the meal, I pulled the owner aside and asked he do something to compensate for the terrible wait and service, and explained how our night plans were completely thrown off by the 1.5 hour late seating and lenghty meal. He said "he'd take care of us" again, but of course did nothing, offered nothing, and never apologized once (not even a complimentary bday dessert or something!). The food itself was good and the lively waiters/dancers who ring a bell and backflip with sparklers for each birthday diner were fun, but the laissez-faire attitude of the nasty owner and his absolute indifference to customers makes this a place we will never recommend. It was very apparent that the restaurant doesn't care to gain returning customers.

Cons: the owner could care less about your business

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I decided to host my girl friends' 25th birthday here & I gotta tell you, this was the best I could ever ask for. The food was outstanding , the ambience was great but the most astonishing moment of the night was the way they brought the birthday cake ( turned off the lights, rang the bell twice, cranked up the music which was oh so awesome & just made her feel extremely special!!!!!)

I love this place & would surely come to this restaurant anytime & everytime I come to the city!!!!!!

2
★★★★★

I decided to host my girl friends' 25th birthday here & I gotta tell you, this was the best I could ever ask for. The food was outstanding , the ambience was great but the most astonishing moment of the night was the way they brought the birthday cake ( turned off the lights, rang the bell twice, cranked up the music which was oh so awesome & just made her feel extremely special!!!!!)

I love this place & would surely come to this restaurant anytime & everytime I come to the city!!!!!!

Pros: Everything!!!!!

Cons: Nothing I could think of

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I was out roaming the streets with a friend when we got a little rumble in our tummies. We stumbled on this place and was checking out the outside menu when the owner came out and encouraged us with warm hospitality to come in from the cold to grab a bite to eat (guaranteeing that we'd love it... and we did). The decor was interesting and inviting. The music was ethnic, upbeat and groovey. Service was amazingly prompt; food was nicely presented and tasted great (reasonably priced too!).
Other patrons there ranged from a cute gay couple to a group of friends celebrating a birthday, and even a few other couples as well as a hip group of 5 hanging out enjoying time together.
At the end of our meal, we were presented with a couple of glasses of house dessert wine, on the house,made of pomegranate juice which was very nice.
I recommend this place to anyone wanting a hip new place to enjoy great food with great company.

2
★★★★★

I was out roaming the streets with a friend when we got a little rumble in our tummies. We stumbled on this place and was checking out the outside menu when the owner came out and encouraged us with warm hospitality to come in from the cold to grab a bite to eat (guaranteeing that we'd love it... and we did). The decor was interesting and inviting. The music was ethnic, upbeat and groovey. Service was amazingly prompt; food was nicely presented and tasted great (reasonably priced too!).
Other patrons there ranged from a cute gay couple to a group of friends celebrating a birthday, and even a few other couples as well as a hip group of 5 hanging out enjoying time together.
At the end of our meal, we were presented with a couple of glasses of house dessert wine, on the house,made of pomegranate juice which was very nice.
I recommend this place to anyone wanting a hip new place to enjoy great food with great company.

Pros: not too crowded for a Tuesday night at dinner time; great decor; cool music.

Cons: none

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This is not your average spot ! It is one great hidden summer treasures where all rules are made "a la minute" in a Soho-Boho-Yoho fashion on the best sidewalk cafe terrasse in NYC. On W-E you will squeeze within the mix of youger suits, older quadras and euphoric victims and obviously NY City's cutest waiters . The African/World music flows high-po, and all contributes to this "Wizard of OB". Food's comfort food and simple . A NYorkers favorite . Mediterranean specialties like Tajines /Grilled whole fish/ Tapas-like Mezze platters are a sure win for groups . Great Pastas . Grandma's in the kitchen it seems ! I don't care what they say about these guys !Yes service can be slow at times but it is not arrogant it's just euphoric busy ! These guys have a magic and that is what makes the place special !! Energize yourself !! Don't like it ? Stay away .........

2
★★★★☆

This is not your average spot ! It is one great hidden summer treasures where all rules are made "a la minute" in a Soho-Boho-Yoho fashion on the best sidewalk cafe terrasse in NYC. On W-E you will squeeze within the mix of youger suits, older quadras and euphoric victims and obviously NY City's cutest waiters . The African/World music flows high-po, and all contributes to this "Wizard of OB". Food's comfort food and simple . A NYorkers favorite . Mediterranean specialties like Tajines /Grilled whole fish/ Tapas-like Mezze platters are a sure win for groups . Great Pastas . Grandma's in the kitchen it seems ! I don't care what they say about these guys !Yes service can be slow at times but it is not arrogant it's just euphoric busy ! These guys have a magic and that is what makes the place special !! Energize yourself !! Don't like it ? Stay away .........

Pros: best ambiance

Cons: noisy

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I went there for lunch with no reservation and was seated outdoors. We asked 3 times for menus and never got drinks until the food came and we complained. After that one of the servers insulted out loud to some other diners that we were complaining about our customer service. They don't care if you like it there and they don't care if you ever return. They are too arogant about their little restaurant. The food doesn't back up the attitude. Save your money for someone who cares to have it.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I went there for lunch with no reservation and was seated outdoors. We asked 3 times for menus and never got drinks until the food came and we complained. After that one of the servers insulted out loud to some other diners that we were complaining about our customer service. They don't care if you like it there and they don't care if you ever return. They are too arogant about their little restaurant. The food doesn't back up the attitude. Save your money for someone who cares to have it.

Pros: the sangria is good

Cons: everything else is bad

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Fun vibe, went to check it out on Monday for the Belly Dancers. Sat at the bar and orderd a few appetizers, the humus and cheese plates along with some calamari - all very tasty.

2
★★★★★

Fun vibe, went to check it out on Monday for the Belly Dancers. Sat at the bar and orderd a few appetizers, the humus and cheese plates along with some calamari - all very tasty.

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I had the mini-burgers from the Tapas menu. They had great flavor and were cooked perfectly. I also downed a few glasses of their pinot gris. Tasty combo! The service was also cool. We were there for the belly dancing on Monday night. That was fun! I recommend for a date.

2
★★★★☆

I had the mini-burgers from the Tapas menu. They had great flavor and were cooked perfectly. I also downed a few glasses of their pinot gris. Tasty combo! The service was also cool. We were there for the belly dancing on Monday night. That was fun! I recommend for a date.

Pros: Food/Wine, Location, Entertainment

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I just had my 26th birthday party here last weekend. I had originally planned on having it somewhere else, but I am SO GLAD I didn't. It was amazing from the moment I walked in. The whole restaurant was a huge party. Everyone was dancing on their chairs to the great music (yes, it's loud, but I went there expecting that). The service was a little slow, but SO friendly. I would rather not be rushed through my dinner, so my friends and I were ok with that. It was one of the best birthdays I ever had and everyone had a great time. I highly recommend L'Orange Bleue to others.

2
★★★★★

I just had my 26th birthday party here last weekend. I had originally planned on having it somewhere else, but I am SO GLAD I didn't. It was amazing from the moment I walked in. The whole restaurant was a huge party. Everyone was dancing on their chairs to the great music (yes, it's loud, but I went there expecting that). The service was a little slow, but SO friendly. I would rather not be rushed through my dinner, so my friends and I were ok with that. It was one of the best birthdays I ever had and everyone had a great time. I highly recommend L'Orange Bleue to others.

Pros: atmosphere, friendly service, food

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Triple Down"S'il vous plait!" L'orange Bleue has to be THE great hidden spring treasures where all rules are made a la minute in a Soho-Boho-Woho fashion on the flowery sidewalk cafe terrasse in NYC. On W-E you will squeeze within the mix of youger suits, older quadras and euphoric victims and obviously NY City's cutest waiters . The African/World music flows high-po, and all contributes to this Wizard of OB. Food's comfort food and simple . A NYorkers favorite . Mediterranean specialties like Tajines /Grilled sardines & merguez/ Tapas-like Mezze platters are a sure win for groups . Great Pastas . Grandma's in the kitchen it seems ! I don't care what they say about these guys !Yes service can be slow at times but it is not arrogant it's just euphoric busy ! These guys have a magic and that is what makes the place special !! Energize yourself !! Don't like it ? but why?

2
★★★★★

Triple Down"S'il vous plait!" L'orange Bleue has to be THE great hidden spring treasures where all rules are made a la minute in a Soho-Boho-Woho fashion on the flowery sidewalk cafe terrasse in NYC. On W-E you will squeeze within the mix of youger suits, older quadras and euphoric victims and obviously NY City's cutest waiters . The African/World music flows high-po, and all contributes to this Wizard of OB. Food's comfort food and simple . A NYorkers favorite . Mediterranean specialties like Tajines /Grilled sardines & merguez/ Tapas-like Mezze platters are a sure win for groups . Great Pastas . Grandma's in the kitchen it seems ! I don't care what they say about these guys !Yes service can be slow at times but it is not arrogant it's just euphoric busy ! These guys have a magic and that is what makes the place special !! Energize yourself !! Don't like it ? but why?

Pros: best celebrations, cutest waiters, best Fun ever!!

Cons: a bit noisy at times

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I planned my 30th birthday dinner for l'orange bleue and I was not pleased. The time I spent at the bar area was more enjoyable. The bartender was very nice there. We waited almost 30 minutes past our rsvp time for our table. It was given to another group before we were even asked if our party was ready yet. The servers were not helpful and did not describe the menu truthfully. The food (dinner) was not tasty but rather too salty and not appetizing. The chef needs to be more cautious about how the food is prepared and served. I only recommend this place for the music/drinks/bar and dancer's appearance which seemed to last about five minutes. Do not have dinner there. It was a dissappointment.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I planned my 30th birthday dinner for l'orange bleue and I was not pleased. The time I spent at the bar area was more enjoyable. The bartender was very nice there. We waited almost 30 minutes past our rsvp time for our table. It was given to another group before we were even asked if our party was ready yet. The servers were not helpful and did not describe the menu truthfully. The food (dinner) was not tasty but rather too salty and not appetizing. The chef needs to be more cautious about how the food is prepared and served. I only recommend this place for the music/drinks/bar and dancer's appearance which seemed to last about five minutes. Do not have dinner there. It was a dissappointment.

Pros: music, entertaining, lively

Cons: very loud , bad lighting, bad food

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We did a group dinner here for a friend's birthday on a Saturday night. The chicken tangine was good - nuanced flavors, etc, but the service really does take FOREVER. We were there for almost three hours...you have to wait at least 20 minutes between each event (i.e. 20 minutes before you get to order, 20 minutes before you get your appetizers, 20-30 minutes after you are done with your appetizer to get your main entree. I thought they would kick us out (we were a group of 10) so that they could seat another party, but NO, we had to wait an additional 20 minutes to get our bill after we asked. On the plus side, it is very FESTIVE. Lots of birthday parties and lots of people standing up on their chairs and dancing (if that is what you like).

1
★★★☆☆

We did a group dinner here for a friend's birthday on a Saturday night. The chicken tangine was good - nuanced flavors, etc, but the service really does take FOREVER. We were there for almost three hours...you have to wait at least 20 minutes between each event (i.e. 20 minutes before you get to order, 20 minutes before you get your appetizers, 20-30 minutes after you are done with your appetizer to get your main entree. I thought they would kick us out (we were a group of 10) so that they could seat another party, but NO, we had to wait an additional 20 minutes to get our bill after we asked. On the plus side, it is very FESTIVE. Lots of birthday parties and lots of people standing up on their chairs and dancing (if that is what you like).

Pros: Festive Atmospher, Attractive Crowd, Interesting Food

Cons: Super Loud, Slow Service

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We were seated 45 min after our reservation time without any apology (they called us on the day ealier asking to be on time...!) and to the table not large enough for the reserved # of people. So we had to ask and wait another 10 min to be seated decently. The waiter was very rude + not attentive, never came back to our table after dishes were brought and no "thank you" when we left. Music was just too-noisy and not in good taste. Food was so-so, but it was the most awful dinner I experienced in my life. Pls refer to low-scoring comments. They're all true. Just don't go this place.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We were seated 45 min after our reservation time without any apology (they called us on the day ealier asking to be on time...!) and to the table not large enough for the reserved # of people. So we had to ask and wait another 10 min to be seated decently. The waiter was very rude + not attentive, never came back to our table after dishes were brought and no "thank you" when we left. Music was just too-noisy and not in good taste. Food was so-so, but it was the most awful dinner I experienced in my life. Pls refer to low-scoring comments. They're all true. Just don't go this place.

Pros: so-so food, not too expensive

Cons: rude waiter, poor services, too noisy

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You will not forget your party at this Soho/boho mediteranean/french/african-moroccan party place . It seem the entire restaurant is having a party and it is loud in here (music and people) . NYork's cutest waiters and lady friendly will help younger suits to older quadra's to have fun and feel comfortable . Comfort-food is also a NYorkers favorite and from Tajines to Pastas and Mezze appetizer platters for group it is ideal .
When was the last time you seen the owners run their own place ? And it seem like the entire staff owns the place too .
Want to be a part of the "Wizard of OB" ?
-We represent "public apiness" said a Waiter once .
I don't care what they say about these guys.....it rocks and it is generous in trying it's best to please you and your friends .

2
★★★★★

You will not forget your party at this Soho/boho mediteranean/french/african-moroccan party place . It seem the entire restaurant is having a party and it is loud in here (music and people) . NYork's cutest waiters and lady friendly will help younger suits to older quadra's to have fun and feel comfortable . Comfort-food is also a NYorkers favorite and from Tajines to Pastas and Mezze appetizer platters for group it is ideal .
When was the last time you seen the owners run their own place ? And it seem like the entire staff owns the place too .
Want to be a part of the "Wizard of OB" ?
-We represent "public apiness" said a Waiter once .
I don't care what they say about these guys.....it rocks and it is generous in trying it's best to please you and your friends .

Pros: FUN, Parking, cute waiters

Cons: Loud

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Decent food, but...s-l-o-w service, way too loud, and the owner is snooty. Too tiny for large groups, despite what the profile recommendations says - I knocked kees with other folks at my table all night.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Decent food, but...s-l-o-w service, way too loud, and the owner is snooty. Too tiny for large groups, despite what the profile recommendations says - I knocked kees with other folks at my table all night.

Pros: ok food

Cons: noisy, slow service, overcrowded

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The waiters are obnoxious and the service is poor. Asked for water 4 times and finally got it. They cater to young women having birthdays. There's lots of standing on chairs and clapping, which is fine (I was there for a birthday) except the food is overpriced and average. Overall a disappoinment.

0
★☆☆☆☆

The waiters are obnoxious and the service is poor. Asked for water 4 times and finally got it. They cater to young women having birthdays. There's lots of standing on chairs and clapping, which is fine (I was there for a birthday) except the food is overpriced and average. Overall a disappoinment.

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I have never experienced this type of rude service before at any restaurant. After an hour of waiting for a table with reservations, we finally decided to leave because we were clearly not getting seated. People without reservations who came in after us were getting seated. The place was crowded and the maitre d is extremely rude and prefers flirting with the pretty customers than doing his job. Don't come here. There are so many better restaurants in the neighbhorhood.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I have never experienced this type of rude service before at any restaurant. After an hour of waiting for a table with reservations, we finally decided to leave because we were clearly not getting seated. People without reservations who came in after us were getting seated. The place was crowded and the maitre d is extremely rude and prefers flirting with the pretty customers than doing his job. Don't come here. There are so many better restaurants in the neighbhorhood.

Pros: none

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went here for a birthday the other night. i guess they lost our reservation because we waited about a half hour for a cramped table that didn't fit our party. the food was okay. the sangria was a little too sour. it seemed like everybody in the place was having a birthday. so i would warn anyone that is planning a birthday dinner - your friend probably won't feel special. though - they do make a big deal and flash the lights on and off and put this crazy sparkler in the birthday dessert, but its anti-climatic the 5th time it happens.

1
★★★☆☆

went here for a birthday the other night. i guess they lost our reservation because we waited about a half hour for a cramped table that didn't fit our party. the food was okay. the sangria was a little too sour. it seemed like everybody in the place was having a birthday. so i would warn anyone that is planning a birthday dinner - your friend probably won't feel special. though - they do make a big deal and flash the lights on and off and put this crazy sparkler in the birthday dessert, but its anti-climatic the 5th time it happens.

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I have wanted to go to this restaurant for years and last night was sadly disappointed by the BAD service, mediocre food and uncomfortable seating. The decor is lovely but its really not worth it. I would not go back!

1
★★☆☆☆

I have wanted to go to this restaurant for years and last night was sadly disappointed by the BAD service, mediocre food and uncomfortable seating. The decor is lovely but its really not worth it. I would not go back!

Pros: decor

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I was a little weary after reading the recent reviews, but we really enjoyed our experience. We had an early reservation, so our service was precise and quick, maybe too quick. It would be a great place for groups. We had the fish tangine and the duck which were both wonderful. Maybe a little pricey, but a good time overall

2
★★★★☆

I was a little weary after reading the recent reviews, but we really enjoyed our experience. We had an early reservation, so our service was precise and quick, maybe too quick. It would be a great place for groups. We had the fish tangine and the duck which were both wonderful. Maybe a little pricey, but a good time overall

Pros: tasty food, fun atmosphere

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A+! With quite possibly the finest grilled sardines and shrimp anywhere in NYC, this place is a winner. Great spinach, authentically prepared tangines, music from Franco-Africa and speedy, personal service. Skip the French-america fare (steak frites) and venture into the Moroccan. Its hard to go wrong with any of the tapas, tangines or pastas (strangely) here.

2
★★★★★

A+! With quite possibly the finest grilled sardines and shrimp anywhere in NYC, this place is a winner. Great spinach, authentically prepared tangines, music from Franco-Africa and speedy, personal service. Skip the French-america fare (steak frites) and venture into the Moroccan. Its hard to go wrong with any of the tapas, tangines or pastas (strangely) here.

Pros: delicious food, great service, sexy environment

Cons: pricier than should b, wannabe french girls, <just those 2!

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i went there for birthday party and i really like
the place and the atmosphere specially the owner
was pleasent and very accomodating and trying
to make it a good experince . food is good and
the waiters are nice and helpfull.

2
★★★★☆

i went there for birthday party and i really like
the place and the atmosphere specially the owner
was pleasent and very accomodating and trying
to make it a good experince . food is good and
the waiters are nice and helpfull.

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L'Orange Bleue is one of my favorite restaurants in lower Manhattan. It's perfect for a group, especially for special occasions. The food is amazing, and it is so much fun there also. Oh, and the waitors in tight pants...

2
★★★★☆

L'Orange Bleue is one of my favorite restaurants in lower Manhattan. It's perfect for a group, especially for special occasions. The food is amazing, and it is so much fun there also. Oh, and the waitors in tight pants...

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Great for a birthday or any group outing. Definately go with a number of people. Good music, entertainment from the staff, cool place.
The food is pretty good too.

2
★★★★☆

Great for a birthday or any group outing. Definately go with a number of people. Good music, entertainment from the staff, cool place.
The food is pretty good too.

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L'Orange Bleue offers exactly what you wouldn't expect from a trendy bistro-style restaurant, full of tapered French-speaking waiters who glance your way as they chat and snicker - excellent food. The duck roll appetizer was well matched with a sweet dipping sauce, shrimp in garlic sauce was savory and tender - but the real treat was seasonal vegetables with couscous. Sounds simple - but there was nothing simple about the buttery, moist couscous that came to the table covered in a modest chicken-broth and vegetable stew. Once you've had couscous done right, you know what you've been missing. For an apperitif, skip the alcohol and try some Moroccan mint tea, poured from a huge silver show kettle into little shots. It's sweet, made with fresh mint leaves, and absolutely delicious. You won't even notice the catty waiters.

2
★★★★★

L'Orange Bleue offers exactly what you wouldn't expect from a trendy bistro-style restaurant, full of tapered French-speaking waiters who glance your way as they chat and snicker - excellent food. The duck roll appetizer was well matched with a sweet dipping sauce, shrimp in garlic sauce was savory and tender - but the real treat was seasonal vegetables with couscous. Sounds simple - but there was nothing simple about the buttery, moist couscous that came to the table covered in a modest chicken-broth and vegetable stew. Once you've had couscous done right, you know what you've been missing. For an apperitif, skip the alcohol and try some Moroccan mint tea, poured from a huge silver show kettle into little shots. It's sweet, made with fresh mint leaves, and absolutely delicious. You won't even notice the catty waiters.

Pros: Food, Tea, Decor

Cons: Catty waiters

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Great place with a REAL french staff. Food was great and the staff very eager to please. Great place to get a drink at the bar first. Excellent birthday place 'cos they do some nice surprises.

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★★★★☆

Great place with a REAL french staff. Food was great and the staff very eager to please. Great place to get a drink at the bar first. Excellent birthday place 'cos they do some nice surprises.

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I came here on Friday night with a few of my friends visiting from out of town. We had a blast. The food is great, esp. if you like sharing a bunch of appetizers. The atmosphere is even better. Fun music, belly dancers, and they like it when the crowd gets involved. If you are not careful, you will find yourself dancing on a chair. Drinks are good too, esp. if you like mojitos. Definitely worth the trip.

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★★★★★

I came here on Friday night with a few of my friends visiting from out of town. We had a blast. The food is great, esp. if you like sharing a bunch of appetizers. The atmosphere is even better. Fun music, belly dancers, and they like it when the crowd gets involved. If you are not careful, you will find yourself dancing on a chair. Drinks are good too, esp. if you like mojitos. Definitely worth the trip.

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They serve a great brunch here. We had the poached eggs on Maryland crabcakes and the brioche french toast. both were delicious. The service was pleasant and fast. The only negative here was that the OJ wasn't freshed squeezed, and no half/half for the coffee...just milk. Other than that, it was great. We've been here for dinner, as well, and the atmosphere is definitely lively and the food just as delish...

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★★★★☆

They serve a great brunch here. We had the poached eggs on Maryland crabcakes and the brioche french toast. both were delicious. The service was pleasant and fast. The only negative here was that the OJ wasn't freshed squeezed, and no half/half for the coffee...just milk. Other than that, it was great. We've been here for dinner, as well, and the atmosphere is definitely lively and the food just as delish...

Pros: food quality&quantity, fast service/ friendl

Cons: brunch OJ not fresh

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Colorful cafe umbrellas strewn with rose petals fill the dining room of this festive restaurant, located on a quiet corner on the outskirts of SoHo. The menu pays homage to the multiculturalism of Marseilles, with plenty of North African…

 

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